Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 453

About the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector retail merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations (except new or used motor vehicles and parts; new furniture and home furnishings; new appliances and electronic products; new building materials and garden equipment and supplies; food and beverages; health and personal care goods; gasoline; new clothing and accessories; and new sporting goods, hobby goods, books, and music). Establishments in this subsector include stores with unique characteristics like florists, used merchandise stores, and pet and pet supply stores as well as other store retailers.

North American Industry Classification System

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Florists: NAICS 4531
  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores: NAICS 4532
  • Used Merchandise Stores: NAICS 4533
  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 4539

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in miscellaneous store retailers. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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790.3 793.3 (P) 794.1 (P) 795.4

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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664.2 636.4 (P) 640.0  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Cashiers

107,280

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

67,870

Floral designers

31,490

Retail salespersons

317,540

Stock clerks and order fillers

29,580

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

19,180

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for miscellaneous store retailers.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in miscellaneous store retailers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Dec.
2013
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Feb.
2014

Average hourly earnings

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$16.99 $17.06 $17.04 (P) $17.00

Average weekly hours

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29.5 30.2 29.1 (P) 29.9

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014

Average hourly earnings

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$14.05 $13.98 $14.03 (P) $13.99

Average weekly hours

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28.6 29.2 28.4 (P) 29.0

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

$8.98 $9.27 $18,690 $19,280

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

$16.00 $18.23 $33,280 $37,910

Floral designers

$11.52 $12.45 $23,960 $25,890

Retail salespersons

$9.44 $11.02 $19,630 $22,910

Stock clerks and order fillers

$9.37 $10.36 $19,490 $21,540

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

$10.66 $11.67 $22,160 $24,280

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in miscellaneous store retailers. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2009 2010 2011 2012

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

31 19 17 (P) 15

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

 

Total recordable cases

4.3 3.1 4.0 3.6

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7

Cases involving days away from work

1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.6 0.7 0.7 0.9

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in miscellaneous store retailers. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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2012
1st quarter
2013
2nd quarter
2013
3rd quarter
2013

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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111,982 (P) 111,255 (P) 111,826 (P) 112,394

Local government

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46 (P) 48 (P) 48 (P) 45

State government

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1 (P) 1 (P) 1 (P) 1

Federal government

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24 (P) 24 (P) 24 (P) 23

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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120.078 124.275 135.033 133.959

Percent change from previous year

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-5.3 3.5 8.7 -0.8

Labor index, total labor hours

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78.813 77.946 74.964 80.615

Percent change from previous year

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-5.8 -1.1 -3.8 7.5

Output index

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94.637 96.868 101.227 107.991

Percent change from previous year

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-10.8 2.4 4.5 6.7

Unit labor costs index

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99.174 98.060 92.026 90.483

Percent change from previous year

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7.9 -1.1 -6.2 -1.7

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: April 15, 2014